Eagle Condor is a Salt Lake City based humanitarian organization that works with low-income communities in South America. Eagle Condor’s programs are grassroots focused and multidimensional, partnering with local and community based projects serving disadvantaged youth, women, and families. Due to the multifaceted causes of poverty, Eagle Condor’s programs are centered on the 4 pillars of self reliance: Education, Health/Nutrition, Infrastructure, and Business Development. Eagle Condor’s mission is to bridge cultures by empowering youth and families by providing opportunities for self-reliance.
In Cajamarca, ECH partners with a U.S. doctor to run a drop-in center for 40-60 at risk youth in the community, called El Bichito. Located in the small town of Pulyucana, in the province of Cajamarca.
In Piura, ECH works in communities within this region in collaboration with The Piura Regional Government. It is a city in northwestern Peru and is the capital of the Piura Region and the Piura Province. The population is approximately 400,000.
In Cajamarca, interns help cook and serve the daily meal, provide skill training, classes in literacy, hygiene, and/or critical thinking as well as help students establish and keep goals related to their personal, academic, and professional progress. In addition interns teach Self-Reliant Business classes, or English classes, to adults 2-3 evenings.
In Piura, intern duties range from working with grassroots businesses to helping with community projects to creating contacts with the local government and universities.
In Cajamarca, medium to fluent Spanish ability is required.
In Piura, Spanish fluency is required.
In Cajamarca, interns stay in private rooms on the 2nd floor of the youth center
In Piura, interns board with a local family.
- Eagle Condor Program Fee - $500/month (this includes room and some board, and includes personal local administration).
- Academic Fee - $300
International interns are eligible to apply for the Hinckley Global Scholarship offered through the Hinckley Institute. Information can be found here. The Hinckley Institute also offers a low-interest loan program found here. In addition to funding through the Hinckley Institute, scholarships are available through the Center for Learning Abroad.
Internship dates may vary depending upon location but are based around the academic calendar:
- Fall Semester: September-December
- Spring Semester: January-April
- Summer Semester: May-August
Students are required to register for a minimum of 3 HNKLY credit hours and a maximum of 12. International interns are required to submit 4 reflections and 10 weekly updates throughout the semester, as well as write a final policy paper, which is due 4 weeks after the end of the semester.
Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which provides cultural and safety training and explanation of academic requirements. Students also meet with the program manager upon returning from the internship.
Please submit the Hinckley online application before the deadline and then email Global Internship Manager Jean Oh to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.